I think this is the first Thanksgiving I have ever spent without friends or family. It is just another Thursday here in France, which feels astoundingly odd to me. I will have some great French gastronomical delights and toast my fellow Americans while here in Dinan.
Deep gratitude doesn't begin to touch what I feel for having been awarded this opportunity. The city of Dinan has won my heart and I am hatching plans to return. Needless to say, I am grateful for the opportunity to paint and become acquainted with Dinan. Since Sarah's departure from the house last Friday, I have finished 2 paintings, have touched up the other paintings that I have made and started a new one as well. I am pleased with the results. Every evening I work late into the night and then work again in the morning. I could get used to this! The solitude is a petri dish for inspiration.
I am also thankful for being able to experience all the wonderful sites, people and... the food. Since Thanksgiving is all about the food (when it isn't about football), I leave you with photographs of some of the fine dishes and desserts that I have enjoyed while in Brittany. One terrific salad was consumed in a restaurant here called, Avec Les Anges. I hope you are all avec les anges today, Happy Turkey Day everyone! I do miss you! Bon appetite!
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